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Dick Callum – Pioneer Mountain Biker?

‘Meanwhile the dromedary was jolting him almost to pieces as it slipped and jumped and jibbed and skidded and bucked over the loose stones in the old path down the wood. 994 more words

Swallows and Amazons Forever!

There were shrieks of excitement at our place last week when we arrived home to discover a flat brown cardboard box on the front doorstep.  Now, my kids have both wised up to the fact that there are really only two things that get delivered to our house with any regularity, and since this carton was not big enough to contain a dozen bottles of wine, they immediately deduced — correctly — that this box contained an equally precious cargo: books. 742 more words


Reading Swallows and Amazons

In the opening paragraph of Exploring Arthur Ransome’s Lake District, I wrote:

I can vividly remember the first time I read Swallows and Amazons. I must have been about nine and I’d been dragged along to a wedding. 1,871 more words

Swallows and Amazons: An interview with Bethan Nash and Millie Corser

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduates and O’Toole Prize Winners Bethan Nash and Millie Corser are in rehearsals for Swallows and Amazons. We chat to them ahead of the opening, to find out what it’s like working on your first professional production out of drama school. 1,488 more words

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Exploring Arthur Ransome’s Lake District


Actually, first there was Arthur Ransome (1884–1967) and his twelve novels for children – or for young people, as we might say today. The first of these was… 223 more words

Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit 2014 - SEPTEMBER READ - Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

What’s it all about?:

John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted Island for a sumer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. 589 more words

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Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit: Swallows and Amazons

How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!


The Walker children – also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship’s Boy Roger – set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. 339 more words

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